T.J. Tampa
T.J. Tampa  CB  Iowa State | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
T.J. Tampa
Height
6-2
Weight
185
College
Iowa State
Position
CB
Class
Junior
Home town
Saint Petersburg, FL
76.7
Player Rating
59
PositionRank (DB)
4.45
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
1
Interception YDS
Passes Defensed
9
Tackles
39
Sol tackles
29

T.J. Tampa CB Iowa State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

T.J. Tampa CB Iowa State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #310 Position Rank: #59 (DB)
40 time: 4.45 seconds
Height: 6-2 Weight: 185
Overall Rating: 76.7 / 100
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Game performance weighted rating
QB Rating When targeted: 83.7
Tackling:
70%
Run Defense:
88%
Coverage:
81%
Zone:
82%
Man/Press:
77%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #59
College Games: 29 College Snaps: 1032
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (74/100)
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #553 Pos Rank: #206 State Rank: #184
College Combine Results
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (84/100 )
Ovr Rank: #1167 Pos Rank: #171
Draft Profile: Bio
T.J. Tampa attended Lakewood High School and was rated a 3-star prospect by 247 Sports with a scout's rating of 0.840, going unranked by ESPN. Following high school, Tampa opted to join Iowa State.

In 2020 as a freshman Tampa saw action in 6 games and played a total of 89 snaps at Cornerback for the Cyclones. He recorded only 4 tackles, no assists, while adding 2 stops. In coverage Tampa notched up no pass breakups, no interceptions, and an unimpressive QB rating when targetted of 153.6.

As a sophomore in 2021 he played in 11 games and logged 302 snaps for the Cyclones. He made 17 tackles, 2 assists, and had one stop. In coverage he totaled 2 pass breakups, no interceptions, and an unimpressive QB rating when targetted of 130.2.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • On the boundary, Tampa has the strong core and hips to latch on to receivers and escort them to the sideline.
  • Should excel as a zone defender because of his closing speed to wrap receivers after the catch.
  • Good instincts and anticipation reads and reacts with discipline. Dangerous with the ball in his hands.
  • Stays low in his backpedal and shows the click-and-close ability to break up plays in front of him. Tampa can move well laterally and shows excellent instincts when looking into the backfield in zone coverage.
  • Has the recovery speed to make up for mistakes early in the down. Tampa tracks the ball well downfield and has the ball skills and easy leaping ability to high-point the ball and come down with the interception.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Has a high backpedal and loses a step in transition. Plays with adequate speed but there are concerns about his ability to handle the truly explosive speedsters of the NFL.
  • Feet aren’t ideal, as Tampa gets sloppy in his backpedal and can be sluggish when transitioning to close on the ball.
  • Receivers can arm-bar downfield to create separation. He's too often caught peeking in the backfield and gives ground on double moves.
  • His athleticism gives him the potential to have tremendous range in coverage, but he is often hesitant and doesn’t seem confident in what he’s seeing.
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How other scouting services rate T.J. Tampa (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
409.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
87.0